Lee Harvey Oswald’s Getaway Cab Auctioned In Texas For $35,750

June 6th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

Getaway Car June 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Checker cab, once identified as Lee Harvey Oswald’s getaway automobile, was on course for auction over the past few days.

Cab 36 was a component of the compilation that was to be put on the market on Saturday at the non-operational Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson in close proximity to Fort Worth.

RM Auctions car expert, Donnie Gould, had guesstimated that the cab would obtain approximately $30,000. This amount would have been quite more than the nickel Oswald forked out for his cab cost on the ill-fated November 22, 1963, mere moments subsequent to the then American President, John F. Kennedy, being incurably struck by bullets.

Oswald called the cab since the bus he originally endeavored to run away in got trapped in traffic.

Oswald was the prime suspect in the brutal assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was accused of slaying Kennedy with a lethal shot to the head from a sixth floor window at the old Texas School Book Depository in Dallas.

On Saturday, finally, the cab was auctioned off after an Illinois car museum shelled out a more than expected $35,750.

The 1962 Marathon taxicab will be in view now at the Historic Auto Attractions of Rockford, Illinois. After that, the vehicle will be visible adjacent to a horde of other memorabilia associated with the killing of JFK, such as the ambulance that transported Oswald to the hospital when he was the recipient of a shooting.

Analysts have stated that the raison d’ĂȘtre behind the cab acquiring so much at the auction was that the people have a massive amount of curiosity when it comes to the charismatic ex-President John F. Kennedy and his murder.

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